Thursday, April 07, 2005

Take The Eternity Test


Pastor Doug Dodd s.b.g. Posted by Hello

The Eternity Test

Check below what you think is necessary to get you to heaven

Obeying The Ten Commandments
Doing Your Best
Living A Good Life
Good Works
Obeying The Golden Rule
Tithing Or Giving Money To The Church
Church Membership
Prayers
Water Baptism
Holy Communion
Christian Parents
Confirmation
Penance

Now See Below How You Scored On The Test

If you checked on or more of the above items you failed the test. Don’t feel badly though, most people do fail. Most are to some degree “religious”, but religions are nothing more than man made attempts to please God.

Explaination

The real answer to how to get to Heaven is not found in some contrived religious system or by man’s self righteousness. God has declared that “there is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

Further, God’s word teaches that sin is a very serious matter. 2Thessalonians 1:9 tells of “everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord”. Anyone who is not found written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

What can you do about your sin problem? Can you clean up your life, do good works and hope that in the end your good works will outweigh your bad works?


NO! Salvation does not come to those who work for it, but to those who cease from their own self righteous works, placing their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 4:5 makes that point abundantly clear. “But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness”. In Ephesians 2:8,9, it is declared, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

The issue is not what you can do for God, but what God has done for you. “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”. (Romans 5:8) “For he (God) hath made him (Jesus Christ) to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him”. (2Corinthians 5:21)


We have no righteousness of our own that God will accept. To have eternal life you must have the righteousness of Christ.

What then is your responsibility? God has given you a free will to either accept or reject what He has done for you. To have God’s righteousness, you must believe that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried and rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3,4).

Simply putting your trust in what God through the Lord Jesus Christ has done for us is the answer to the “eternal question”. “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise” Ephesians 1:13.


You hear, you believe and you are then sealed for all eternity. This seal is the guarantee that your salvation is eternal, you can never lose it, because it is the gift of God to all who will believe.

At this very moment you have the responsibility of making a decision.
You can be saved right now. Choose to believe the Word Of God.
Simply make the decision in your heart to trust completely and exclusively in the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ as the total payment for your sins. The moment you do God will give you HIS righteousness and save you from eternal separation from God in the Lake of Fire.
The choice in Now up to you.
What you decide right now will determine your eternal destiny.
Don’t put it off another day.

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